Far Hills Race Set for Oct. 23
February 11, 2010
The 2010 Far Hills Race Meeting will mark the 90th anniversary of New Jersey’s most prestigious and historic racing event. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 23. The Far Hills Race Meeting is New Jersey’s largest social gathering of the fall season, gathering 50,000 spectators to Moorland Farms. The event is sponsored by Open Road Auto Group.
In honor of the event’s 90th anniversary, the Far Hills Race Meeting Association will pay homage to the values and traditions that have made the races an enduring event in the lives of so many local families. At the 2010 Far Hills Race Meeting, a number of new family activities and opportunities will be introduced. More details on these events will be announced in the coming months.
Throughout the years, the Far Hills Race Meeting has raised more than $17 million to benefit Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ, and helped to ensure the residents of Central New Jersey are afforded the highest quality healthcare available. Once again chairing the event are John T. von Stade of Bernardsville and Guy J. Torsilieri of Whitehouse Station.
"The Far Hills Race Meeting is a unique event that combines premier thoroughbred racing, with the gathering of family and friends in an exciting social atmosphere,” said von Stade. “Although the Far Hills Race Meeting will continue to flourish and develop, it has always been grounded in respect for the sport, tradition, and the family and friends who attend the event year after year.”
The Far Hills Race Meeting has supported the programs and services of Somerset Medical Center for 56 years. The Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center, which opened in 2007, was named in honor of the Far Hills Meeting Association, the medical center’s most generous benefactor. The center enables Central New Jersey cancer patients to see their doctors, undergo outpatient treatment and participate in promising cancer research studies – all in one place close to home. The $28 million three-story, 63,000-square-foot outpatient facility houses the sanofi-aventis Breast Care Program, the sanofi-aventis Wellness Boutique, infusion therapy, radiation oncology services, the medical center’s research team, oncologists’ offices, a resource library, nutritional counseling and complementary medicine services.
For more information about the Far Hills Race Meeting, contact the Far Hills Race Meeting Association at 908-685-2929 or visit the association's Web site at farhillsrace.org.
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